daily devotions at 4:30 in the morning and we were having gusty winds throughout the night. that was keeping you up also. and then sure enough, a gust of wind came that was beyond what we had felt. i told my partner, greg, that was in the tent with me, gosh, this is a really strong gust. greg said, this isn't a gust, this is an avalanche and about a second later we were off to parts unknown. >> what was that moment like? one moment you are conscious. you are seeing things and to get hit by an avalanche, what's it like? >> i just -- unfortunately i have been in one before. i felt the wind was coming. it was coming, it was coming and the avalanche, the winds in front of an avalanche can be over 200 miles an hour. i'm like, no, this isn't going to hit us. this is going to go by. we picked a good spot. we're in a safe zone.